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CEOS Lucca Statement 9 November 2011

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  1. We, the assembled participants of the 25th Plenary meeting of the Committee on Earth Observation Satellites (CEOS), in Lucca, Italy, on 8-9 November 2011: • Building upon the engagements taken collectively in Rio de Janeiro and on the long term continuity of engagements of the CEOS agencies, from RIO ’92 to Rio+20, the establishment of the Group on Earth Observation (GEO) and the wealth of significant results these developments have generated; • Recognizing the major involvement and the commitment of CEOS agencies in the implementation of the space-based component of the Global Earth Observation System of Systems (GEOSS), their individual contributions to the activities of the GEO, the need for improved coordination of all Earth observation contributions to the study of the Earth system, and also recognizing the role that CEOS can and must play in that coordination effort; • Recognizing that, among several active and potential CEOS stakeholders, GEO must continue to play a key role, by providing direction about the sharing of information, reaching a common understanding of user requirements, and improving delivery of information to users; • Confirming that, in response to the requirements of the stakeholders, CEOS agencies are ready to coordinate worldwide satellite Earth observation related activities to ensure comprehensive and sustained information, addressing critical gaps and supporting the interoperability of the different observation assets; • Recalling that CEOS has continued to support in 2011 UNFCCC (United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change), GCOS (Global Climate Observing System), and other requirements (in the GEO framework) for the provision of information in support of climate studies, and continues to support other “Rio” conventions, UNCCD (United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification) and UNCBD (United Nations Convention for Biodiversity); • Recalling that CEOS has made decisive steps to meet its commitments made in the 2010 Rio Statement in relation to: • Developing a data quality assurance strategy for GEO and the first steps towards its implementation, to enable the exchange, interoperability and merging of Earth observation data from multiple space data sources; • Supporting the development of the GEOSS Common Infrastructure (GCI), by contributing essential building blocks to its implementation, by making available an increased number of data sets and by improving the capability and flexibility to access data from different providers and agencies; • Declare that: • CEOS Agencies have decided at the recent plenary in Lucca to focus on the following priority initiatives which will constitute the core of their programme for the years ahead: • An integrated high priority initiative in support of Climate Change studies, comprising: • Continued support to the Global Forest Observation Initiative (GFOI) and leadership in the coordination of the necessary satellite observations, including through the establishment of a Space Data Coordination Group for that purpose; • The production of a CEOS Strategy for Carbon Observations from Space; • The improvement, in quality and quantity of the coordinated production of Essential Climate Variables (ECVs). This will in turn improve the CEOS ability to respond to the GCOS Implementation Plan and to report to UNFCCC; and • The contribution to the definition and implementation of a Climate Monitoring Architecture from Space, in the GEO framework, in cooperation with the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) and the Coordination Group for Meteorological Satellites (CGMS). CEOS Lucca Statement 9 November 2011 http://www.ceos.org

  2. Lucca Statement (continued) • The definition and implementation of new activities in support of sustainable development and environmental management • The Joint Experiment for Crop Agricultural Monitoring (JECAM) and a potential response to G20 requirements for Global Agricultural Monitoring, as part of hunger relief and food security initiatives • An initiative for global monitoring of the water cycle • The development of a more integrated approach in the areas of disaster mitigation and disaster management; and, • Continued progress in the implementation of the Geo-hazards Supersites initiative to further the understanding of tectonic processes in relation to natural disasters • An emphasis of the role that CEOS agencies can play in the complete Disaster Risk Management Cycle, in response to requirements from operational stakeholders. • CEOS agencies confirm their dedication to broadening data access and exploitation capabilities by users in developing countries and elsewhere through a reconstituted CEOS working Group on Capacity Building and Data Democracy. CEOS will define and promote additional initiatives in the domains of data dissemination, sharing of software tools, increased training and education, and technology transfer to end users. CEOS agencies support the application of the GEOSS Data Sharing Principles and will contribute both to the GCI and to other ways to make access and use of Earth Observation data easy, understandable and responsive to the needs expressed by the user organizations. • CEOS plays a vital role in ensuring coordination of Earth observations to enable decisions for securing a prosperous and sustainable future for mankind. CEOS Members & Associates Agenzia Spaziale Italiana (ASI) Belgian Federal Science Policy Office (BELSPO) Canada Centre for Remote Sensing (CCRS) Canadian Space Agency (CSA) Centre National d’Etudes Spatiales (CNES), France Centro para Desarrollo Tecnólogico Industrial (CDTI), Spain China Center for Resources Satellite Data and Applications (CRESDA) Chinese Academy of Space Technology (CAST) Comisión Nacional de Actividades Espaciales (CONAE), Argentina Commonwealth Scientific & Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), Australia Crown Research Institute (CRI), New Zealand Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR)/Satellite Applications Center (SAC), South Africa Deutsches Zentrum fürLuft-und Raumfahrt (DLR), Germany European Commission (EC) European Organisation for the Exploitation of Meteorological Satellites (EUMETSAT) European Space Agency (ESA) Geo-Informatics and Space Technology Development Agency (GISTDA), Thailand Global Climate Observing System (GCOS) Global Geodetic Observing System (GGOS) Global Ocean Observing System (GOOS) Global Terrestrial Observing System (GTOS) Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas Espaciais (INPE), Brazil Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) International Council for Science (ICSU) International Geosphere-Biosphere Programme (IGBP) International Ocean Colour Coordinating Group (IOCCG) International Society of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ISPRS) Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) Korea Aerospace Research Institute (KARI) National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), USA National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), USA National Remote Sensing Center of China (NRSCC) National Satellite Meteorological Center/Chinese Meteorological Association (NSMC/CMA) National Space Agency of Ukraine (NSAU) National Space Research Agency of Nigeria (NASRDA) Netherlands Space Office (NSO) Norwegian Space Center (NSC) Russian Federal Space Agency (ROSKOSMOS) Russian Federal Service for Hydrometeorology and Environmental Monitoring (ROSHYDROMET) Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TÜBITAK) South African National Space Agency (SANSA) Swedish National Space Board (SNSB) United Kingdom Space Agency (UKSA) United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA) United States Geological Survey (USGS) World Climate Research Programme (WCRP) World Meteorological Organization (WMO)